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    Jr. Apprentice empire88's Avatar
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    Central California

    Default Smoothing/Painting door handles and mirrors, debadging, and smoking tail lights

    Alright, I'm in the process of cleaning up my truck.

    I foudn a guy locally willing to smooth and paint my door handles and tailgate for $55 a piece, does that sound reasonable? He said he could do my mirrors but that would run me $90.

    Same guy also quoted me $100 a piece for the 3 rear tail lights. I looked at what he did to his truck, and they look really really good.

    I just started shopping around, so I dont know if anyone does it cheaper. This guy is working out of his backyard, but owns an auto painting shop, so he's got experience in the field.

    Are the long plastic panels on the sides just put on with adhesive? I plan on getting rid of those soon if they're not put into the door panels.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Sounds pretty reasonable to me if he does good work, imo.

    Yes, the side moulding is held on with sticky tape. Search the forums for debadging threads and adhesive removal. Not sure what year your truck is but if it's older may be a little harder to get off and paint faded.

    '96 K1500, 5.7
    6" RCD
    35" Toyo M/T On 16" Black Raceline Raptors
    4.56 Yukon Gears w/ TruTrac Rear
    S&B CAI
    Dual Flowmaster 40's
    Camo Wet Okoles
    Line-X Bedliner

    NW BlackDiamond Edition

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    here u go
    this link might help u, as for i am also plannin on doing in this just need a free weekend to do it lol

    2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
    22" Boss 313 Series
    8,000K HID Lights
    Flowmaster Exhaust
    Drop Kit
    Tinted Windows
    Blacked Out Third Brake Light

    Mond's To DO:
    Darker Tint Rear Windows
    Paint Bowtie White
    Get a Chrome Bowtie

    2004 Chevy Silverado 1500 Ext
    Exhaust w/Chrome Tip
    2 In. Rear Shackle Drop
    Window Tint
    HID Light Kit-8000K
    22" Boss 313 Series
    Painted Front Grille & Bowtie

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    Jr. Apprentice empire88's Avatar
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    I was just making sure before I started sawing away at it. Should have it done soon than

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    That's not a bad price for the handles.

    What part of Central Cali are you in??
    2005 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab ZQ8 Xtreme

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    I think that is a really good price, considering that those pieces are very labor intensive with sanding and everything. I had a set of side window covers done on my S-10, and the body shop charged me $90 and then I also had a set done on my Silverado and those were $150.
    2004 Chevy Colorado
    LS1 5.7 swap/TBSS rear axle swap

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    If that price includes color sand/buff then it is a very good deal.

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